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Bill Livingood

Group Manager, Commercial Buildings

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Bill is an expert in building energy analysis, computational thermal analysis, and data acquisition and an inventor on three patents for power generation technologies. As manager of the commercial buildings research team, he oversees the development of next generation simulation capabilities and guidance documents such as the Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDG) that provide building- and U.S. climate zone-specific design recommendations.

Bill comes to NREL from GE Global Research, where he performed thermodynamic, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer analyses to predict system performance of power generation technologies. He also conducted economic analyses to assess power generation system capital costs and developed energy systems computer models. Prior to GE, Bill was with FuelCell Energy where he was part of a team that ensured the success of the launch of large stationary fuel cell products and technologies.


M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Irvine

M.S. Chemistry, University of Nevada-Reno

B.S. Chemistry, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania